It happened again Tuesday night, only this time Daniel Alfredsson of the Red Wings didn't have to pull his own teeth. He did, however, have to go hunting for a couple of his teeth that were scattered on the ice after he was knocked in the mouth by the blade of a high stick.
But hey, it's hockey. This stuff happens all the time.
Alfredsson calmy picked up his teeth, took a breather and got back in the game without missing a single shift. It's probably not the worst thing that's happened to the 19-year NHL veteran, and it's certainly nothing a trip to the dentist won't fix.